Review: Slapstick #1: A New Deadpool For Those Kind of Bored of Deadpool


by Defne Sastim He’s invincible, he’s a smart-mouthed mercenary that kicks ass and calls people names, he’s sailing into a new ongoing for the first time in nearly two decades, and he’s…. Not Deadpool? That’s right, the new ongoing by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente, Slapstick, is surprisingly not yet another Deadpool comic (though it […]

31 Days of Halloween: Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed variants by Mignola, Pichelli and more


Marvel has just released some variant covers for their MONSTERS UNLEASHED event in January. They’re by the likes of Mignola, Sienkiewicz, Pichelli , Adams and McGuinness, so enjoy. Let’s face it, these covers are totally cool. The only thing missing is Brag-ga-doom!

Webcomic review: Grounded Supernatural Action in ‘Wilde Life’


  Journalist Oscar Wilde decides to leave his life in Chicago and rent a house from Craigslist in Podunk, Oklahoma because he wants an adventure. Most people would say rural Oklahoma is a bad candidate for adventure seekers, but Oscar soon meets the ghost of a 1940s mathematician, an angsty teen werewolf, and many more […]

Wizard World announces 16 events for 2017


Wizard World has announced a somewhat streamlined schedule of 16 conventions for next years, mostly concentrating on major metropolitan areas. Here’s the list: New Orleans, January 6-8 Portland, February 17-19 Cleveland, March 17-19 St. Louis, April 7-9 Minneapolis, May 5-7 Des Moines, May 19-21 Philadelphia, June 1-4 Sacramento, June 16-18 Albuquerque, July 14-16 Columbus, August 4-6 […]

Kodansha Comics to Release More Than 750 Titles on BookWalker Global


Another digital company heard from and this time in the manga arena. Bookwalker is a kind of Japanese Comixology, offering digital manga and light novels. They debuted in the US at NYCC and have deep pockets as a division of the huge Japanese publisher Kadowkawa. And now they’re launching in English with more than 750 titles […]

RIP religious tract cartoonist Jack T. Chick


Jack T. Chick, whose religious tract comics inspired revulsion and mirth– along with some faith, I’m sure — passed away over the wekeend at age 92, as his company FB page revealed: Many might have been surprised to find out the reclusive artist was still alive. As noted by Steve Bissette, Chick may have been […]

Manga About A British Explorer Wins the German Children’s Literature Award for Nonfiction!


The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) is awarded each year as part of the festivities surrounding the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). Celebrating its 60th year, it is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. This year, the award for nonfiction was awarded to Kristina Gehrmann, for the first […]

Insight Comics launches in 2017 with MFK, Die Hard, X-Com and more


Last month, Insight Editions announced a new graphic novel imprint, and how, courtesy of Publishers Weekly, we have more details: Insight Editions, best known for lavishly illustrated art and coffee-table books on pop culture, is launching Insight Comics, an imprint specializing in original and licensed graphic novels of all styles. The imprint will publish an […]